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  • Penalty goals: Cooper (4),
12 - 19

Western Force

  • Mafi,
    Penalty goals: Ebersohn (4),
    Conversions: Ebersohn,
  • Super Rugby
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  • 16th Mar 2013
  • KO 08:40
  • Ground: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Reds v Force - Live

Last updated: 16th March 2013  

80 Full Time: Reds 12 Western Force 19

80 The Force control the ball close to the halfway line with their forwards. They set up several phases and when the hooter sounds, to signal the end of the match, Mathewson boots the ball into touch! That seals the win for the men from Perth who stepped up a gear after the break. That's their first win of the season and they definitely deserve it. The Reds faded away as the half progressed and failed to use their chances. They'll have to go back to the drawing board as they were outplayed by the visitors, especially during the latter stages of this clash.

78 The Reds attack out wide with their backs but lose initiative when Cooper's offload is intercepted by Charles. The Reds gain a reprieve, however, as the Force hooker knocks on.

76 The Reds attack inside the Force's half but make little headway as they are kept at bay by a wall of defenders. They eventually lose possession when Schatz knocks on.

73 The Reds are trying desperately to get back into this match. James Slipper goes over the Force's try-line but is held up in the tackle!

Penalty70 PENALTY, FORCE, EBERSOHN! 12-19. Ebersohn succeeds with another place-kick which means the Reds will have to score a converted try to claim a win.

67 The Force take the ball through 16 phases, inside the Reds' 22, but are kept at bay by great defence from the hosts. They eventually lose possession when Alcock knocks on.

63 Junior Rasolea gathers a bouncing ball close to the Reds' try-line and goes over to score! The try is disallowed, however, when the TMO rules that he has knocked on in the process of going over the line!

62 The Force try to attack from a lineout but McMeniman knocks on.

59 Cooper launches a cross-kick for Morahan to chase. His kick is a good one but Junior Rasolea does well to call a mark, under great pressure, inside his 22.

Penalty57 PENALTY, FORCE, EBERSOHN! 12-16. Ebersohn punishes Quirk's indiscretion with another three-pointer from the kicking tee!

56 YELLOW CARD, REDS, QUIRK! Ed Quirk receives his marching orders after a shoulder charge on Kyle Godwin.

55 The Reds attack close to the halfway mark. Gill takes the ball into contact but goes down under a heavy tackle from Alcock.

53 The Reds attack deep inside the Force's 22 but lose possession when Schatz knocks on close to the line!

51 Jono Lance spots a gap behind Alfie Mafi and launches a kick which rolls into touch inside the Force's 22.

48 The Force launch a drive off the back of a line-out inside the Reds' 22 but are soon penalised when Nathan Charles and Toby Lynn break away but then rejoin the original maul.

46 The Force attack close to the halfway mark but lose possesion when Nathan Charles throws a pass directly into touch.

44 Sias Ebersohn takes a shot at goal, after Jake Schatz is pinned for sealing off at a ruck, from about 55 metres out! His effort has the direction but falls just short of the cross-bar!

40 Cooper gets the second half started and his kick is collected by Hugh McMeniman. He offloads to Angus Cottrell who puts Mafi into a gap! The winger speeds off but loses the ball, just inside the Reds' half, when he is tackled.

40 Half Time: Reds 12 Western Force 13

40 Ben Tapuai and Mike Harris combine to put Feauai-Sautia into space. The youngster is in the clear but is bundled into touch by Kyle Godwin inside the Force's 22. The Reds fail to control the line-out and the Reds are soon on the attack inside the Force's 22. They fail to capitalise, however, and the whistle goes to signal half-time. As the scoreline suggests, this has been an even contest. Both teams have committed numerous errors, which means there's been plenty of penalties awarded. It's still up for grabs and one gets the feeling that the side that cuts out the errors will triumph after the break.

Penalty37 PENALTY, REDS, COOPER! 12-13. Cooper adds another three-pointer after Nathan Charles goes off his feet at a ruck.

36 The Reds attack with their backs and Cooper tries to put Harris into a gap. They are on different wavelengths, however, and Cooper's pass goes to ground.

Conversion33 CONVERSION, FORCE, EBERSOHN! 9-13. Ebersohn succeeds with a difficult kick, from up against the touchline, to extend the visitors' lead!

TRY32 TRY, FORCE, MAFI! 9-11. Alby Mathewson makes a break past the Reds defence and offloads to Alfie Mafi, who scores in the left-hand corner despite a desperate cover tackle from Genia!

Penalty30 PENALTY, REDS, COOPER! 9-6. Cooper puts the Reds back in front with a well-taken three-pointer after Salesi Ma'afu infringes at a scrum.

28 Mike Harris takes the ball into contact down the left-hand touchline but knocks on after a solid hit from Winston Stanley.

25 Chris Alcock charges down a clearance kick from Cooper, inside the Reds' 22 but is beaten a race for the ball behind the try-line by Chris Feauai-Sautia!

Penalty23 PENALTY, FORCE, EBERSOHN! 6-6. The visitors strike back, with another penalty from Ebersohn, after Saia Faingaa is penalised for being offside at a ruck

Penalty20 PENALTY, REDS, COOPER! 6-3. Cooper adds another three-pointer to extend the home side's lead!

Penalty17 PENALTY, REDS, COOPER! 3-3. Cooper succeeds with his second effort, from the kicking tee, after the visitors are pinned for a ruck infringement.

14 Gill tries to intercept a pass from Ebersohn to Alfie Mafi, just outside the Reds' 22, but knocks on!

12 Cooper takes a shot at goal after Salesi Ma'afu is penalised for illegal scrummaging. The Wallaby pivot's effort is just wide of the mark, however.

9 Liam Gill wins a crucial turnover at a breakdown but his effort is in vain as Ed Quirk subsequently knocks on a pass from Ben Tapuai.

6 The Reds attack just outside the Force's 22 and Quade Cooper throws a long pass to Morahan who offloads to Chris Feauai-Sautia. The young wing is brought to ground by a text-book tackle from Patrick Dellitt.

Penalty3 PENALTY, FORCE, EBERSOHN! 0-3. Sias Ebersohn opens the scoring after Saia Faingaa is penalised for not rolling away at a ruck.

Sias Ebersohn gets us underway! Luke Morahan gathers and passes to Will Genia who puts the ball out close to the halfway mark.

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